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US astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks record for time in space


The President was joined by his daughter and close adviser Ivanka Trump and American astronaut Kate Rubins during the congratulatory call . "That's good, I'm glad to hear that", he said . President Trump , during a video call with NASA astronauts Monday, joked that he wouldn't want to re-use human urine as drinking water, a practice common in United States spaceflight. Read More »

President raises stakes in trade war with Canada

Carr says Canada is no stranger to softwood disputes with the USA, and that Canada always manages to prevail. - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross. It started long before President Donald Trump's tough talk on the North American Free Trade Agreement. Read More »

Venezuelans stage sit-in on roads to protest government


Demonstrators have been calling for presidential elections due next year to be held earlier and for Maduro to step down. We will continue the protest, said Freddy Guevara, first vice-president of the National Assembly, who published on his Twitter account some reports on a "Big National Sit-in" convened by the Democratic Unity Board (MUD) for today. Read More »

Memphians Flock To Church For Good Friday Service


Biblically, the beginning of spring season is associated with the Jesus Christ crucifixion and also the resurrection. Most Christians refer to the week before Easter as the "Holy Week". Christians all over the world celebrate this period with prayers and activities of self sacrifice for the common good of the society. But sadly, though many people know of Christ's finished work, not many internalize and apply it to their lives. Read More »

Accused Paris gunman previously threatened police, but not on any watch list


Security forces found a note praising the Islamic State group at the scene of the attack, which apparently fell from the gunman's pocket. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack. Le Pen, leader of the National Front party , urged the outgoing Socialist government to immediately re-establish border controls . As the attack received widespread criticism from all corners with the presidential candidates calling for an early end to campaign, several people have ... Read More »

Astronaut breaks U.S. space record, gets call from Trump

Whitson already was the world's most experienced spacewoman and female spacewalker and, at age 57, the oldest woman ever in space. Speaking from the Oval Office, Trump, alongside his daughter, Ivanka, and NASA astronaut Kate Rubins, spoke via video with Whitson and fellow astronaut Jack Fischer. Read More »

Trump Predicts 'Big Effect' From Paris Attack on French Election


PARIS The gunman who shot and killed a police officer on the famed Champs-Elysees just days before the French presidential vote spent 14 years in prison , including for attacking other officers, Frances's anti-terrorism prosecutor said Friday - a lengthy criminal history that gave a jolt to an already nail-biting election and fueled growing security concerns. Read More »

Ready to respond to USA aggression: North Korea

In the proposed statement, council members expressed "their utmost concern" over North Korea's "highly destabilizing behavior" and again threatened to take "further significant measures". She told reporters today "The ball is in their court. They shouldn't try and play at this point". China may be getting fed up with continued nuclear bluster from long-time ally North Korea and tilting toward the United States. Read More »

Trump's tax duo to brief senior US Congress leaders on plan


President Donald Trump is set to unveil a major overhaul of the US tax code on Wednesday. He told a group of conservative journalists he was open to delaying funding for the wall's construction until September, a White House official said, according to The Washington Post. Read More »

Trump Announces 20 Percent Import Tax on Canadian Softwood Lumber

Lumber Coalition said, "We appreciate today's actions by the Department of Commerce". Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Tuesday that Canada and the USA could suffer a "thickening" border as the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on softwood lumber and trade tensions between the two countries escalate. Read More »

Donald Trump says he hasn't changed his position on border wall

The emerging measure would increase the defense budget and eliminate the threat of a government shutdown on Trump's 100th day in office this Saturday. "Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., observed that GOP negotiators "have simply ignored" a roster of "$18 billion in extreme cuts" offered by White House budget director Mick Mulvaney to lower the measure's cost. Read More »

Official estimate could upend Trump tax plan


It was found that at this stage of the presidency, Trump has received a lot less thumbs up than his predecessors. An average of major polls compiled by as of April 23 showed 42.5 percent of respondents approve of Trump's performance, and 51.6 percent disapprove. Read More »

China says North Korea tension has to be stopped before 'irreversible' stage


In a statement yesterday, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe warned that Kim Jong Un now "has a capability" to fire missiles armed with sarin gas, which is the same gas that killed 87 Syrian civilians last week. President Trump wants the rogue nation to stop testing weapons and missiles and curtail its nuclear weapons program. We are fully prepared to handle it ... Read More »

Bank stocks are ripping higher following the French election

European stock markets rose on the open as investors welcomed Macron's commitment to strengthen the European Union and the euro, both of which Le Pen wants France to exit. Le Pen's father, Jean-Marie, made it to the second round against Jacques Chirac in 2002 and was crushed in the runoff. The ex-National Front leader's vision for France calls for tougher security, closed borders and a drop in immigration. Read More »

North Korea reportedly conducts massive liver-fire drill amid tensions

The destroyer USS Wayne E. Meyer is conducting exercises with a South Korean destroyer near the Korean peninsula, while the USS Fitzgerald is doing drills with a Japanese destroyer west of Japan. There have been occasions in the past when political tensions have reached crisis point - most recently in April 2013 - but Trump's firm rhetoric on North Korea in recent weeks is unusual for a United States leader. Read More »

Private Plane Flying To College Station Crashes Near Huntsville


A dive team recovered the body of the pilot who crashed a twin-engine Cessna 421 aircraft in a pond near FM 980 and Armadillo Drive, shortly before 11 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration says the pilot of the plane reported a possible oil problem and a fire before the plane went down. DPS added that the search continues for possible additional victims. Read More »

Turkey election board rejects petitions to annul referendum


Turkey's main opposition CHP party said on Wednesday it will employ all legal ways to appeal the referendum granting President Tayyip Erdogan sweeping powers, after the main electoral board rejected opposition challenges to the vote. Observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe said Sunday's referendum had been an uneven contest. Read More »

Tight security as New Orleans tears down Confederate statues

According to the 1932 inscription on the Liberty Monument , the Crescent City White League fought for the "overthrow of the carpetbag government" and forced the North to recognize "white supremacy in the South", although the inscription was changed in 1993 to say it honors "Americans on both sides". Read More »

Maoist Rebels Kill at Least 25 Indian Paramilitary Soldiers


Assistant sub-inspector Sanjay Kumar, from Palampur in Kangra district, was killed in Monday's attack. In Raipur, Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, who also addressed the media with Rajnath Singh, said that fight against Maoists would continue with "more vigour". Read More »

Petitions to cancel Turkey referendum result rejected by electoral board


The opposition cited possible irregularities in the tight race, especially a decision by the election commission, made while voting was well under way, to count ballots that were not officially sealed. Monitors from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, who also listed numerous irregularities, said the board's move undermined important election safeguards. Read More »

Canadian leader responds to lumber tariffs imposed by the US

Add pharmaceuticals to the list: in an interview with CTV News, Ross referred in passing to a dispute involving Canadian courts' invalidating patents, and said a good trade agreement would address such points of friction. What comes next on softwood is a study of separate anti-dumping duties, followed by a final verdict by the U.S. Commerce Department as early as September 7, and then one of three possible outcomes: a negotiated agreement, a surprise retreat from the U.S. Read More »

IS launches 'chlorine gas attacks' in western Mosul


The Iraqi advance begins to slow. Abdul Sattar Habbo, Mosul municipality chief, told Sputnik earlier this month that up to half a million people have fled Iraq's second-largest city. A member of the Iraqi forces stands next to an armored vehicle in Mosul, April 16 2017. There is only a "shrinking cordon" in Mosul where ISIS can operate, Dorrian said. Read More »

Pence says United States will honor refugee deal with Australia


While he spoke with business leaders in each country, Pence's trip was overshadowed by rising tensions in North Korea, where it is feared another nuclear test could be conducted soon in defiance of United Nations sanctions. -Australia alliance. Turnbull also called on China to show leadership and make a "stronger commitment to ensure North Korea stops this reckless and risky conduct", adding that "the eyes of the world are on Beijing". Read More »

South Dakota US senators praise Perdue as ag secretary

Perdue was confirmed overwhelmingly by the Senate Monday. "His strong production and agribusiness background makes him keenly aware of US agriculture's critical importance in feeding and clothing this country and the world, powering this nation's economy, and contributing to rural America's well-being". Read More »

USA military begins moving THAAD missile defence to South Korea site


The Statement said, "North Korea is conducting a large-scale firing drill in Wonsan areas this afternoon". South Korea's Yonhap news agency says six launchers, some intercept missiles and at least one radar have been deployed. The move comes amid increased tensions between the USA and North Korea. Trump has indicated he is willing to ramp up United States military pressure on North Korea while simultaneously encouraging China to use its influence on its ally, and reject bilateral ... Read More »

US sanctions hundreds of employees of Syrian research center

The sanctions follow a military strike earlier this month ordered by U.S. President Donald Trump on the airbase purportedly used to launch the chemical attack. Vice President Mike Pence cited the recent US attacks in Syria and Afghanistan as he warned North Korea not to test the Trump administration's ... Read More »

When Venezuela witnessed the 'mother of all marches'

According to a firefighter, who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity, the group of looters stormed into the La Mayer del Pan bakery, located in the working class neighbourhood of El Valle in Caracas . Ruling Socialist Party leaders describe the protesters as violent hoodlums who are damaging public property and disrupting public order to overthrow the government with the support of ideological adversaries in Washington. Read More »

Trump to commemorate Holocaust Remembrance Day

The White House released the proclamation on Monday, which marked Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, ahead of Trump's planned speech at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. President Donald Trump pledged to combat anti-Semitism and Holocaust denialism and to defend Israel in a speech marking the national days of Holocaust remembrance. Read More »

Rod Rosenstein confirmed to be deputy attorney general


Chris Murphy supporting the nominee for deputy attorney general. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday that Rosenstein assured him he would hand the investigation over to special counsel "if one is required". "But that delay will mean that a man who was hired and can be fired by President Trump will decide whether the Trump Administration will face a thorough and complete investigation", Blumenthal said. Read More »

Israeli police: Palestinian stabs 4 in Tel Aviv

In an open letter signed by the likes of TV On the Radio's Tunde Adebimpe, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and Pink Floyd Roger Waters, among many others, Radiohead is asked to reconsider. Robert Wyatt: 'These worldwide cultural events are of course great propaganda for this ruling regime's desperately sophisticated image, fragrant camouflage for their relentlessly accelerating ethnic cleansing campaign in, for example, Jerusalem. Read More »

Syria chemical attack: Tests show sarin was used, watchdog says

Israel on Wednesday said it believes Syrian regime forces still possess several tonnes of chemical weapons. In response to the April 4 attack, the U.S. In Syria, the evacuation of thousands of Syrians from four besieged areas resumed Wednesday, state media outlets and activists said, days after a bombing killed more than 120 evacuees and delayed the widely criticized population transfer. Read More »

Is Obama Already Buckraking on Wall Street?


The network's sources said Obama has signed a contract for the speech with the mid-size investment bank in NY. During the event in Chicago, Obama refrained from mentioning President Trump or commenting on his policies in office. "Is there an irony here because he spoke incessantly about the income gap and is now earning from those same people he criticized?" Topping the list is the current USA president Donald Trump who was paid $1.5 million per speech at The Learning Annex's "real ... Read More »